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Chris Tucker is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 31 august 1971 at Atlanta (USA)

Chris Tucker

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Birth name Christopher Tucker
Nationality USA
Birth 31 august 1971 (48 years) at Atlanta (USA)

Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He has also appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element.

Biography

Tucker has a son named Destin, who lives with his mother in Los Angeles. He divides his time among Bel Air, Los Angeles; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Tucker is good friends with fellow Rush Hour star Jackie Chan, and was also close friends with the singer Michael Jackson, introducing and dancing with him at his 30th Anniversary Special, and appearing in Jackson's video "You Rock My World" from his 2001 album Invincible and attending Jackson's memorial service. Tucker's career was also influenced by Jackson, as he is seen dancing and singing to Jackson's song "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" in a scene in Rush Hour 2 and imitating Jackson's dancing style in Friday. A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has traveled with the former President overseas, and endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries.

Tucker participated in a PBS documentary on the genetic makeup of African Americans. He found he has African, European, and Native American ancestry. Through DNA tests (as aired on the 2006 PBS documentary African American Lives), Tucker's patrilineal ancestry was traced back to the Ambundu ethnic group of Angola and one line of his mother's to the Bamileke of Cameroon. He also managed to trace his family tree back to the 1830s. Tucker was shown visiting Angola, the birthplace of some of his ancestors, with the program's host, Henry Louis Gates.

Best films

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
(Actor)
The Fifth Element (1997)
(Actor)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
(Actor)
Rush Hour (1998)
(Actor)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ice Cube
Ice Cube
(2 films)
Brett Ratner
Brett Ratner
(4 films)
Faizon Love
Faizon Love
(4 films)
Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chris Tucker (14 films)

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Actor

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, 1h52
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Ben Platt
Roles Albert
Rating61% 3.097623.097623.097623.097623.09762
En 2005, un jeune Texan de 19 ans, Billy Lynn, est pris dans une violente attaque avec son régiment d'infanterie en Irak. Lui et les autres survivants sont présentés comme des héros. Ils sont ensuite rapatriés aux États-Unis par l'administration Bush pour parader dans tout le pays, parade qui culmine lors du show de la mi-temps du match de NFL (football américain) des Dallas Cowboys pour Thanksgiving, match à domicile à Dallas. Mais ils doivent ensuite retourner au front...
Silver Linings Playbook, 2h2
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, American football films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher
Roles Danny McDaniels
Rating76% 3.8462153.8462153.8462153.8462153.846215
After eight months of treatment for bipolar disorder, Pat Solitano is released from a mental health facility in Baltimore, and returns to Lansdowne, Pennsylvania into the care of his father Patrizio and mother Dolores. Pat soon learns that his estranged wife, Nikki, has moved away, and that his father is out of work and resorting to illegal bookmaking to earn money with the hopes of opening a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back on track and reconcile with Nikki, who obtained a restraining order against him after a violent episode sent him away.
Rush Hour 3, 1h31
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yvan Attal, Noémie Lenoir, Zhang Jingchu
Roles Det. James Carter
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1
L.A.P.D. Detective Carter is directing traffic. Concurrently, Chinese Ambassador Han addresses the importance of fighting the Triads at the World Criminal Court, announcing that he may know the whereabouts of Shy Shen, a semi-mythical individual of great importance to the Chinese mob. Before announcing, an assassin shoots Han in the shoulder, disrupting the conference. Chief Inspector Lee pursues the shooter and corners him, discovering that the assassin is his childhood Japanese friend Kenji. When Lee hesitates to shoot Kenji, he makes his escape when Carter (having heard what's happening over the police radio) arrives and tries to intervene.
Rush Hour 2, 1h30
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sánchez, Harris Yulin
Roles Det. James Carter
Rating65% 3.2994353.2994353.2994353.2994353.299435
Four days after the events of the first film, detective James Carter is on vacation in Hong Kong, visiting his friend, Hong Kong Police Force Chief Inspector Lee, as he was sent along with Lee in saving the life of the Chinese counsel's daughter in Los Angeles. The fun is put on hold when a bomb explodes at the United States Consulate General, killing two undercover U.S. custom agents inside. Inspector Lee is assigned to the case, which becomes personal when it is discovered that it somehow involves Ricky Tan, his late police officer father's former partner. Tan, who was suspected of having a role in Lee's father's death - though the connection was never proven - is now a leader of the Triads. This, however, causes a rift between Lee and Carter, the later who simply wants to enjoy his vacation and not get into any danger.
Next Friday, 1h38
Directed by Steve Carr
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, Amy Hill, Tamala Jones, Clifton Powell
Roles Smokey
Rating61% 3.0507653.0507653.0507653.0507653.050765
After a fight between Craig (Ice Cube) and the neighborhood bully Deebo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.), rumor spreads that Deebo will be breaking out of jail soon and will come looking for Craig. As a result, Craig's father, Willie (Witherspoon), decides to have him stay with his uncle Elroy (Don Curry), and cousin Day-Day (Mike Epps) in Rancho Cucamonga.
Rush Hour
Rush Hour (1998)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Chris Penn, Tzi Ma
Roles Detective James Carter
Rating69% 3.498923.498923.498923.498923.49892
On the last day of British rule in Hong Kong, Detective Inspector Lee of the Hong Kong Police Force leads a raid at a shipping bar wharf, hoping to arrest the mysterious crime lord Juntao. He finds only Sang, Juntao's right-hand man, who manages to escape. However, Lee successfully recovers numerous Chinese cultural treasures stolen by Juntao, which he presents as a farewell victory to his departing superiors: Chinese Consul Solon Han and British Commander Thomas Griffin.
The Fifth Element, 2h6
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Space adventure films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm, Charlie Creed-Miles
Roles Ruby Rhod
Rating76% 3.8475953.8475953.8475953.8475953.847595
In 1914, aliens known as Mondoshawans arrive at an ancient Egyptian temple to collect, for safekeeping, the only weapon capable of defeating a great evil that appears every 5,000 years. The weapon consists of four stones, representing the four classical elements, and a sarcophagus containing a fifth element in the form of a human, which combines the power of the other four elements into a divine light capable of defeating the evil. The Mondoshawans promise their human contact, a priest from a secret order, that they will come back with the element stones in time to stop the great evil when it returns.
Jackie Brown, 2h34
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro
Roles Beaumont Livingston
Rating74% 3.7488353.7488353.7488353.7488353.748835
Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is a flight attendant for a small Mexican airline, the latest step down for her career, since she used to work for larger airlines. To make ends meet, she smuggles money from Mexico into the United States for Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), a black-market gun runner living in the Los Angeles area under the ATF's close watch, forcing him to use couriers.
Money Talks, 1h37
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal, Michael Wright, Paul Sorvino
Roles Franklin Hatchett
Rating61% 3.0991653.0991653.0991653.0991653.099165
Franklin Maurice Hatchett (Chris Tucker) is a small-time car wash hustler and ticket scalper who owes money to a local gang leader named Carmine (Damian Chapa). He gets dimed out to the police by an investigating news reporter named James Russell (Charlie Sheen) after unintentionally thwarting Russell's attempts to have him confess his crimes on camera, and is taken to jail. When placed on a prison transport unit, he is handcuffed to a French criminal named Raymond Villard. The transport unit is attacked on a bridge, with mercenaries killing all the police officers and prisoners except for Franklin and Villard; the mercenaries are Villard's men, but since he is handcuffed to Hatchett he decides to bring him for the moment, and they escape on a helicopter with another French criminal named Dubray. While on the helicopter, Hatchett overhears the two discussing the location of a cache of stolen diamonds. Hatchett then jumps out of the helicopter after realizing that Villard and Dubray plan to kill him. While eating at a local diner, Franklin and Villard's mugshots are shown on the news as the two men who killed several police officers. Two other officers in the diner then recognize Franklin, and chase him into the street. He is able to elude them, and decides to call Russell after seeing his face on an advertisement.
Friday
Friday (1995)
, 1h31
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Ice Cube, Tom Lister, Jr., John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford
Roles Smokey
Rating72% 3.6489553.6489553.6489553.6489553.648955
Craig Jones (Ice Cube), a twenty two year old man living in South Central Los Angeles, California, has just lost his job, after being framed for stealing. Not having any plans, he hangs out on his front porch with his delinquent best friend, Smokey (Chris Tucker), a pothead who sells marijuana for Big Worm (Faizon Love), the psychopathic neighborhood supplier.
Dead Presidents, 1h59
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Hip hop films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, N'Bushe Wright, Freddy Rodríguez, Rose Jackson
Roles Skip
Rating68% 3.44873.44873.44873.44873.4487
In the spring of 1969, Anthony Curtis (Larenz Tate) is about to graduate from high school. Anthony is not going to college, and needing to get away from home to find himself, he enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after graduation. He is sent to Vietnam, leaving behind his middle-class family, a pregnant girlfriend (Rose Jackson), and small time crook Kirby (Keith David), who is like a second father.
Panther
Panther (1995)
, 2h3
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism
Actors Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Wesley Jonathan, Joe Don Baker, Courtney B. Vance, Marcus Chong
Roles Bodyguard
Rating63% 3.199563.199563.199563.199563.19956
The film focuses on the rise and decline of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, known as the Black Panthers, during the era of Black Power and disenchantment with passive resistance as a tool in the civil rights movement. It explores the FBI's COINTELPRO program, which was a farflung effort to track and disrupt African-American political movements.
House Party 3, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Buddy films
Actors Christopher "Kid" Reid, Chris Tucker, Christopher "Play" Martin, Bernie Mac, Tionne Watkins, Khandi Alexander
Roles Johhny Booze
Rating46% 2.3035252.3035252.3035252.3035252.303525
Christopher, aka Kid (Christopher "Kid" Reid) is marrying his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), while his best friend Peter, aka Play (Christopher "Play" Martin) is dipping his fingers into the music business and attempting to manage a roughneck female rap act called Sex as a Weapon (TLC). Play books the ladies for a concert with heavy-hitting promoter Showboat (Michael Colyar), but when they decide to fire Play and hire a new manager, he has to figure out how to deliver them to the show or face the wrath of Showboat's female security force.
The Meteor Man, 1h40
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Marla Gibbs, Robert Townsend, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Eddie Griffin, Roy Fegan
Roles MC in Mall (uncredited)
Rating52% 2.6000552.6000552.6000552.6000552.600055
Jefferson Reed (Robert Townsend) is a mild mannered school teacher in Washington D.C. His neighborhood is terrorized by a local gang called The Golden Lords led by Simon Caine (Roy Fegan) and allied with drug lord Anthony Byers (Frank Gorshin). One night, Jeff steps in to rescue a woman from the gang only to end up running from them himself. Hiding in a garbage dumpster, he manages to escape. As he climbs out, he is struck down by a glowing green meteorite. His spine is crushed and he receives severe burns. A small fragment of the meteor was left over and taken by a mute vagrant named Marvin (Bill Cosby). Reed awakens several days later in the hospital, but when his bandages are taken off, he is miraculously healed of all injuries.

Producer

Money Talks, 1h37
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal, Michael Wright, Paul Sorvino
Roles Executive Producer
Rating61% 3.0991653.0991653.0991653.0991653.099165
Franklin Maurice Hatchett (Chris Tucker) is a small-time car wash hustler and ticket scalper who owes money to a local gang leader named Carmine (Damian Chapa). He gets dimed out to the police by an investigating news reporter named James Russell (Charlie Sheen) after unintentionally thwarting Russell's attempts to have him confess his crimes on camera, and is taken to jail. When placed on a prison transport unit, he is handcuffed to a French criminal named Raymond Villard. The transport unit is attacked on a bridge, with mercenaries killing all the police officers and prisoners except for Franklin and Villard; the mercenaries are Villard's men, but since he is handcuffed to Hatchett he decides to bring him for the moment, and they escape on a helicopter with another French criminal named Dubray. While on the helicopter, Hatchett overhears the two discussing the location of a cache of stolen diamonds. Hatchett then jumps out of the helicopter after realizing that Villard and Dubray plan to kill him. While eating at a local diner, Franklin and Villard's mugshots are shown on the news as the two men who killed several police officers. Two other officers in the diner then recognize Franklin, and chase him into the street. He is able to elude them, and decides to call Russell after seeing his face on an advertisement.